WebCampus Operations at Stevens Began in 2000 with 2 online courses By 2011 grew to approximately 130 online classes delivered each term – Engineering – Management – Computer Science Accounts for 20- 25% of graduate enrollments Fall 2013 Enrollment Map
2010 Blackboard purchases Wimba – … and Elluminate and Moodle Rooms…. The search begins for a new web conferencing system Stevens announces the decision to migrate to Blackboard Collaborate; Wimba and Blackboard running concurrently to allow orderly transition 2013 2012 Stevens evaluates WebEx, Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, Jigsaw, Skype, and AT&T “Sandbox testing” continues for four months 2010 – 2013: Leveling Off and 2 nd Migration
Survey Questions for classes which did NOT use web conferencing … (Note: Items on a 5-point Likert Scale (5=Strongly Agree… 1=Strongly Disagree) Instructor QuestionStudent Question Have you ever used web conferencing in your online course? The use of web conferencing tools is not suited to the class I teach online. The use of web conferencing tools is not suited to the class I took online. I am satisfied with teaching methods that do NOT include real-time web conferencing events. I am satisfied with online classes that do NOT include real-time web conferencing events. I have limited time available for learning web conferencing applications. My schedule makes it difficult to conduct real-time web conferencing events. My schedule makes it difficult to attend real- time web conferencing events. I was able to communicate with my students effectively without using web conferencing applications. I was able to communicate with my instructor effectively without using real-time web conferencing applications. It was easier to interact with students using discussion boards than it would have been using web conferencing. It was easier to interact with the instructor using discussion boards than it would have been using web conferencing.